The Atomium is a building in Brussels, Belgium, that is used for multiple purposes. The building was originally constructed for Expo 58 in 1958. The building is known for its atom-like design which includes large stainless steel clad spheres connected by large tubes which were the idea of engineer Andre Waterkeyn and architects Andre and Jean Polak. The spheres of the atom-like structure are used for multiple purposes such as a museum, exhibit halls, restaurants and observation decks. The Modernism building has a height of 102 m and is one of the most famous landmarks in not only Belgium but the whole of Europe.
The Atomium is situated in the Heysel area of Brussels. If travelling by car, there is a car park close by at ‘Parking Bruparck’. By metro, take the 6 line to ‘Heysel’. By tram, take the 7 line to ‘Heysel’. The 84, 88, N18, T3 and T7 buses all stop close by to the Atomium.
Opening Times and Admission
The building is open from 10am-6pm daily. There is a fee to access certain parts of the building such as the observation deck.